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Pamella Aishlin Cedillo Profile

Pamella Aishlin Cedillo

Research Areas

  • Hydrology
  • Sensor engineering
  • STEM education

My hazards, risk and resiliency focus is research and development of low-cost, innovative environmental sensing systems in conjunction with advancing university and pre-university integrated STEM workforce skills, inter-disciplinary collaboration, and innovation. The first is to address the need for more environmental monitoring than ever, with fewer resources than ever, particularly as experienced by researchers, government and communities, locally and internationally. Increased monitoring can assist communities in benefiting from local climate modeling and research-based local adaptation strategies. Increased monitoring is needed across vulnerable locations subject to environmental/resource instability and/or increased hazards due to climate change, geothermal/tectonic disequilibrium, population growth, energy needs, and/or land use change.

To address this world-wide, yet community-specific environmental monitoring need, I work with university and pre-university students to develop and install low-cost climate and environmental monitoring systems. Students involved in this effort learn real-world integrated STEM workforce hard and soft skills while working as leaders, innovators, collaborators and problem solvers across borders. Ultimately, my goal is to assist youth in gaining the technical and collaborative skills necessary to meet unknown natural resource and hazard challenges ahead.


  1. Assisting schools (Jr, Sr, university) is establishing International Climate Team student clubs,
  2. Working with school districts to develop and implement formal integrated STEM internship courses for Jr-Sr high students,
  3. Collaborate across science, engineering, computer science (and more) to involve faculty, staff and students in developing low-cost environmental sensing solutions,
  4. Collaborate with students in developing countries via TAHMO S2S and U2U partnerships to expand low-cost environmental sensing development and implementation.


  • Scott Aiton (3rd year undergraduate; joint with Grady Wright)

Community Partners

  • Trans African HydroMeteorological Observatory (TAHMO)
  • Marsing School District
  • Caldwell High
  • Boise School District
  • Voice of Idaho
  • Students Local and International Collaboration for Environment through Innovative Technology (SLICEIT)
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